Alfred "Leroy" Belt, 76, of Peyton, died at the Penrose Hospital under hospice care in Colorado Springs on May 25, 2013.
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The youngest of three children, Leroy was born in Norwood on Nov. 8, 1936 to Gladys Irene (Rowland) Belt and Herbert Caldwell Belt.
Leroy enjoyed playing baseball, basketball and spending time hunting and fishing with his buddies and family. He and his late wife Betty loved attending Bronco games and were great fans.
Leroy graduated from Kirk High School in Kirk in 1954. After graduating he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1956 where he studied accounting. He soon married Hilda Leonor DeArkos in Laredo, Texas on Aug. 25, 1956. They were stationed in England and together had four daughters – Leslie, Rhonda, Karen and Tina. He was honorably discharged from the USAF.
He later married Betty (Calvin) Belt on Nov. 2, 1973 who joined he and his four daughters with her children – Steve, Jim, Debra, Bill and Cindy Fox.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gladys "Irene" (Rowland) Belt and Herbert Caldwell Belt and brother Rowland "Edwin" Belt in 1982. Also by wife Betty in 2010.
He is survived by his daughters: Leslie (Brad) Mortensen of Alamosa, Rhonda (Rick) Madril of Alamosa, Karen (Cary) Korum of Colorado Springs, and Tina (Rusty) Johnson of Alamosa; all of Betty's children: Steve (Sandy) Fox, Jim (Jeanine) Fox, Debra Fox, Bill Fox, Cindy (Folsom) Fox; 31 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Leroy is also survived by his sister Mary Ellen Ziegler of Cheyenne Wells, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910 on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Leroy will be greatly missed and is loved by his family and friends.
Published in The Burlington Record on June 27, 2013